Plague Inc: The Cure DLC coming in early 2021 and free until COVID-19 is under control

Ready to cure the world? Ndemic Creations have released another small bit of info for Plague Inc: The Cure, the upcoming expansion to the excellent Plague Inc: Evolved. We already knew it was coming and that it would be free for all players until they deem COVID-19 to be “under control”. Now we know that it will be here in “early” 2021, and their new Steam page is up with some extra details so you can follow it along and wishlist it ready.

Here’s the details from the new Steam page:

  • Hunt the Disease: Dispatch research teams around the world to find patient zero, track the spread of the outbreak and support local responses.
  • Control the Outbreak: Implement measures such as contact tracing, lockdowns and border closures to limit the spread of the outbreak, whilst getting people to wash their hands and preparing hospitals to prevent them getting overwhelmed.
  • Support the Economy: People won’t comply with poorly designed quarantine measures; use furlough schemes and other policies to drive community support and consensus.
  • Develop a Vaccine: Research, manufacture and distribute a vaccine to stop the disease. Work carefully and promote global cooperation to accelerate development.

I imagine the gameplay mechanics from the base game lend themselves quite well to the opposite side, so I’m really keen to see all the dedicated tweaks they’re doing for it since they’ve been working together with health experts from various organisations including the WHO, CEPI and GOARN and they say that “Plague Inc: The Cure is an engaging and timely simulation of a global disease response”.

You can buy the full game of Plague Inc: Evolved on Humble Store and Steam.

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